America’s #1 sound system brand, King Addies, celebrates their 38th Anniversary with Kenya’s Emmy Award winning television and radio personality Tallia Oyando, alongside a special selection of five emerging Kenyan artistes: J Fam, Shamir, Treesha, Cathy Metete and Kevin Brown.
Appropriately named “Mfalme”, as the legendary entertainment brand has stamped it’s name in history as reggae royalty, the special hour-long mixtape features exclusive dubplates by some of the 2 5 4’s brightest talents, mixed with some of Jamaica’s biggest international Reggae Dancehall stars.
East Africa Groove Award winner, J Fam, “Warn Dem” sound boys in his vibezy entry, while Shamir (formerly Singa X) expresses his love for King Addies and a beautiful woman, in “Me Too”. Notably a stage performer for Europe’s Gentleman, Treesha delivers authentic sound clash vibes in “Don’t Do It”, while this year’s Caribbean Afro Music Award Winner, Cathy Metete, steps out with rebel vibes in “Revolution Time”. Additionally, Kevin Brown gives an awesome salute to the “Champion” sound, and more.
The project dropped on Kenya’s historic Mashujaa Day (Heroes Day), October 20, 2021, as a salute one of the world’s greatest sound-clash warriors on the commemorative holiday of Kenya’s most esteemed warriors whom secured their independence from the United Kingdom. Stream it on SoundCloud.com @KingAddiesMusic.
About King Addies
Established in 1983, in the “toasting” era of Jamaican sound system culture (the predecessor to rapping), King Addies captivated the world with a roster of artists which included: founding member Supercat, Nicodemus, Junior Demus, Tenor Saw, Junior Cat, Maxi Priest, Franky Paul, Sluggy Ranks, Trevor Sparks, Carlton Livingston, Chuck Turner, Tony Tuff, Louie Rankin, Major Mackerel and many more.
During the 90’s the juggernaut’s continued to extended their platform to new artistes, which included many of the world’s greatest icons when they were just emerging, such as: Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Buju Banton, and many more. Now a boutique record label doing the same in current times, the music influencers continue in their niche of showcasing solid talent, are also arguably the most actively clashing sound in the world, and prides themselves on being America’s greatest ambassador of Jamaican sound system culture.